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Feb 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
china take rang in the lunar new year. . >>> first lady michelle obama joined family and friends in chicago today at a funeral for slain 15-year-old hadia pendleton. she was shot back on january 29th, not far from the obama's chicago home. and just days after performing with her school band at the presidential inauguration. now, police have not released an official motive yet, but they believe gang members may have mistaken pendleton and her friends for a rival gang. in addition to mrs. obama, several other dignitaries attended, including illinois governor pat quinn, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, reverend jesse jackson and education secretary arne duncan. >>> president obama used his weekly address today to press congress to prevent a series of automatic spending cuts from taking place on march 1st. the president says the cuts would strike a blow to the economy at a critical time. >> at a time when economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said our economy is poised for progress, we shouldn't allow self-inflicted wounds to put that progress in jeopardy. >> congr
Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >>> in his weekly address today, president obama called on congress to take a balanced approach on the deficit. to keep the u.s. economy on the upswing. >> for example, we need to lower the cost of health care and programs like medicare that are the biggest drivers of our deficit. without just passing the burden off to seniors. and these reforms must go hand in hand with eliminating excess spending in our tax code. >> the president said wealthy individuals and large corporations should not have access to tax look holes and deductions not available to average americans. >>> the white house released this video of president obama skeet shooting in camp david and it was taken in august and it was answering skeptics to those who thought he didn't know how to shoot. a tennessee woman says he respects the sport of hunting. and democrats are pushing for tougher gun control legislation in congress. >>> a first of its kind event in concord, today, was aimed at keeping student athletes healthy on the field and off. the volunteers from the medical center offered health screenings for studen
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
minutes. >>> president obama offered his resignation today saying his age stripped him of the strength needed to continue. >> he surprised the world by announcing he will step down february 28. he read his statement today in latin. this is the first time a pope resigned in 600 years. the big question, who will take his place? ktvu's allie rasmus is live in oakland now with more information. >> reporter: whether they were here in oakland or in other parts of the globe catholics were surprised by this news. what could this mean for the future of the church, reaction was mixed. >> reporter: noon mass went on as scheduled in san francisco this afternoon. despite the news the leader of the catholic world was resigning. >> absolutely shocked. absolutely shocked. yes. most of the 1.1 billion member church was shocked. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi will step down at the end of the month. >> this pope is saying my health can't handle this. i can't travel anymore. >> reporter: some applauded the move. >> he will be 86 in april, i think it is time. >> reporter: others were thinking ahead of who
Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
for president obama. they want the guests arriving to know about the governor's record, saying he funded planned parenthood and they are upset with chris christie and mark zuckerberg alive. >> he is the founder of facebook. 58% of facebook users are women. >> reporter: the guest list was kept quiet. we don't know how many people will be here but they can donate $3,800. $3,800 based on new jersey law. it is supposed to start at 6:00 p.m. and go till 8:00 p.m. tonight. we are still awaiting the arrival of new jersey governor chris christie. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. s. >>> one person killed in a crop duster crash. it crash was reported this afternoon, south of winters. you can see one of the plane's wings came off in the crash when it went down near interstate 505. it is not known what caused the crash. >>> the man accused of kidnapping, killing and dumping the body of a 13-year-old girl went before a judge. new tonight at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's alex savage was in the courtroom where we learned more about the defendant's past. >> reporter: before his arrest the defendant's wife filed for this
Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
they like having democrats in control of both the assembly and state senate. >>> the obama administration is considering filing a friend of the court brief in the proposition 8 case before the u. s. supreme court. the president raised hopes among same-sex marriage advocates when he said in his inaugural address that gays and lesbians should be treated like flynn else under the law. the us j 'tis department last until the end of the month to file the brief which would reportedly back efforts to overturn prop 8. the high court will hear arguments on case march 26th. >>> at least 3 dozen tax forms are still waiting for approval due to congress's delayed action on the fiscal cliff. many taxpayers are wondering how long their refunds might be delayed as a result. for the answer we go to the news room and consumer editor tom vacar. >> reporter: yes indeed. the good news most of the forms the overwhelming majority of us use are ready to go. we confirmed that today with walnut creek cpa leslie dawson. >> we received notice yesterday from our tax processing program that a number of the forms w
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